Breast cancer is still one of the scourge that is intimidating to women. But do you know, that there is food intake can help prevent breast cancer? The intake is a walnut. Eat walnuts acknowledged giving the body of essential fatty acids, omega-3, anti-oxidants, and phytosterol, a substance that reduces the risk of breast cancer.
That’s, according to the results of a study presented at the annual meeting To-100 2009 American Association for cancer research.
Phytosterol (also called plant sterols) are a group of steroid alcohols, phytochemicals naturally found in plants.
Phytosterol is a white powder with a pungent aroma that is not typical insoluble in water and soluble in alcohol.
The substance has many benefits, such as food additives to reduce cholesterol levels, as well as in medicine and cosmetics.
Elaine Hardman, assistant professor of medicine at the “Marshall University School of Medicine”, said, although studies conducted in animals
Laboratory and not a human being, people should pay attention to advice to eat more walnuts.
“Walnuts are better than cookies, fresh fruit, or potato chips when you need a snack,” said Hardman.
Hardman and colleagues studied mice that were fed food that they expect the same with the human portion, two ounces of walnuts per day. A separate group of mice was given food that is monitored.
Standard inspection showed consumption of walnuts significantly lowers breast tumors event, the number of gland tumor and tumor size.
“These laboratory mice typically have a 100 percent tumor events in five months; walnut consumption inhibited tumor development until at least three weeks,” said Hardman.
Molecular analysis showed, increased consumption of omega-3 fatty acids contribute to a reduction in tumor events, but some other parts of the walnut also contributed.
“With the intervention of the food, you watch many mechanisms when dealing with the whole food,” said Hardman. “It is clear that walnuts contribute to a healthy diet that can reduce breast cancer.”
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